We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana POS near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Nelly Arielle Heiman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18220 State Highway 249, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, S Pavilion; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nelly Heiman's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Heiman's areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), contraception (birth control), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heiman studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Heiman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heiman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachna Bhala, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 365
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rachna Bhala is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include menopause, urinary tract infection (UTI), and infertility. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhala is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Bhala attended R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Menopause, Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Recurrent ... (Read more)

Dr. Alvin C.C. Goh, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alvin Goh's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goh include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Goh a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goh honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wesley O Ekeruo, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wesley Ekeruo is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ekeruo include kidney stones, male reproductive disorders, and incontinence. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ekeruo takes. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ekeruo's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , male reproductive disorders, vasectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Male Reproductive Disorders, Kidney Problems, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Niraj Sheth, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400 Mob3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mona Sheth practices family medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Sheth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Sheth is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Erectile Dysfunction, Gallstones, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Tehmina Sami, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tehmina Sami is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sami's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), diabetes, and pap test. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Sami trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Pap ... (Read more)

Dr. Yana Finkelshteyn, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400 Mob3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Yana Finkelshteyn's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contact dermatitis, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Finkelshteyn studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Finkelshteyn has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Biopsy, High ... (Read more)

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What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is a broad and loosely defined term that encompasses several extremely different areas of medicine. Sexual health not only includes physical health related to the act of sex, but also emotional, mental, or identity issues that can interfere with healthy sexuality. Because this scope is so broad, a huge number of health care professionals can accurately say they work in the sexual health specialty. Some of the many varied conditions included in sexual health include intimacy disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, LGBTQ issues, and sexual violence.

Sexual intimacy disorders are those that cause problems with the act of sexual intercourse, such as erectile dysfunction or vulvodynia. Erectile dysfunction, the inability to get or maintain an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse, is extremely common. It affects fully half of men over 40 to some degree. It is treated with medications, devices, or surgery. Vulvodynia, burning pain in the vulva that can be made worse with sexal activity, has no known cause. It is treated with oral or topical medications.

Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, are bacterial or viral infections that are contagious in the bodily fluids exchanged during sexual contact. Barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, help prevent the spread of STDs. HIV is a virus that can be caught from an infected person’s sexual fluids or blood. When the virus infects the body, it interferes with the immune system and causes the disease known as AIDS. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications can help people with AIDS live a long and healthy life. Herpes is also a virus found in sexual fluids, called HSV-2. It causes blisters that come and go on the genitals. There is no cure for herpes, but anti-virals can minimize outbreaks. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both bacterial infections. They are extremely common and often have no symptoms. The most common signs of an infection are burning pain and discharge. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be treated with medications.

Reproductive health refers to both contraception and infertility treatment. Contraceptives prevent and plan the timing of pregnancy. Some, such as a vasectomy or tubal ligation, are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. Others, such as spermicides, are less reliable. Popular contraceptives include condoms, birth control pills, IUDs, and diaphragms. On the other side of reproductive health, infertility is the inability to carry a pregnancy to term after one year of trying. It can be due to problems in either the man or the woman, and both genders are affected equally. In total, about 15% of the population suffer from infertility. Infertility treatments include medications and surgery.

Gay and transgender people are as healthy as anyone else, but they have a few specific health care needs that may sometimes fall under the sexual health umbrella. First, many LGBT people still face discrimination from healthcare providers, so providing supportive and appropriate care is an issue. Because of social attitudes surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity, many gay and transgender people struggle with their identities. Rates of depression, substance abuse, and suicide are all higher in this group. Providing mental health support and counseling to those in transition is critical. Finally, transgender patients who are undergoing gender affirmation require sensitive medical health care, including surgical and hormonal treatment.

Sexual violence can be defined as any unwanted or non-consensual sexual activity. It ranges from sexual harassment to touching to rape. It affects women more than men and is widespread: 1 in 4 women report being victims of sexual violence at the hands of a partner, and as many as 1 in 3 girls report their first sexual contact as being violent. Sexual violence has lasting physical and emotional consequences for victims, but educating both girls and boys can prevent violence. Care for those who have endured sexual violence includes counseling and mental health support, medical care, and legal support.

Humans are sexual creatures from the time we reach puberty through the rest of our lives. Sexuality is more than a reproductive requirement -- it is a form of expression and identity. Sexual health blends all these aspects of our experience together and helps us lead sexually fulfilling lives.